Who's That Girl?Is rapper Nicki Minaj really a gun-toting, bisexual, British madam—or just a theater enthusiast from Queens?
Hova Goes MoMAWhy Jay-Z loves shouting out Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Damien Hirst.
You Really Should Be Watching Parks and RecreationHow the NBC sitcom found its voice. Plus: its mustachioed secret weapon.
Joanna Newsom Would Like Your Undivided AttentionStop what you're doing and listen, closely, to Have One on Me.
Animal CollectiveHow the art-pop-noise-rock-freak-folk-jam-band became the biggest indie act of the year.
Fall in Love With ParamoreIt's like Green Day fronted by a 20-year-old Christian girl from Tennessee.
Can Miley Cyrus Save Health Care Reform?The pop starlet's new single is great, goofy—and bipartisan!—fun.
Europe’s Other Crackdown Azerbaijan is decimating its human rights activists, and why not? It’s faced almost no consequences for its repression.
The Grandparent Trap The shameful problem of elder financial abuse is only going to get worse.
Inside Higher Ed
How Unemployment Rates Shift Choices of Majors When the economy is weak, college students flee liberal arts.
What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of July 27, curated by Slate writers and editors.
The End of the Tour David Foster Wallace is at the center of a movie of ideas that contains actual ideas.
Why Cecil Was Such an Important Lion In videos, photos, and scientific research papers, he was a star.
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